Popular Malayalam actress Dhanya arrested in cheating case

Noted actress Dhanya Mary Varghese was arrested by the police on cheating complaints filed by around 50 persons, who booked apartments with her husband's firm, Samson and Sons Builders.

Published: 16th December 2016 01:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2016 07:11 PM   |  A+A-

Noted actress Dhanya Mary Varghese | Facebook Profile

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Malayalam actress Dhanya Mary Varghese has been arrested along with her husband and brother-in-law in connection with a Rs 130 crore cheating case filed by investors in a company promoted by her husband's family, police said today.

Dhanya, her husband John Jacob, managing director of Samson and Sons Builders and Developers Pvt Ltd, and his brother Samuel Jacob were taken into custody in Nagercoil on the basis of complaints from various investors who had been promised apartments and villas promised by the developers, police said.

Dhanya is the sales director of the company.

Police said Dhanya's father-in-law, Jacob Samson, chairman of the company, has been arrested earlier.

The real estate company took various realty and housing projects in Thiruvananthapuram in 2011, promising to deliver 500 flats and 20 villas within two years. They collected Rs 100 crore as advance payments from various people, including non-resident Keralites and another Rs 30 crore as deposits promising high rates of interest, police said.

However, they failed to deliver the promised flats, and several people filed complaints with the police.

The three were said to have been hiding in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kerala before they were arrested in Nagercoil by a special investigation team constituted by the Thiruvananthapuram police commissioner, police said.

Dhanya debuted in the Tamil film Thirudi. She has acted in several Malayalam films including Thalappavu, Kerala Cafe, Nayakan, Red Chillies and Pranayam, before getting married in January 2012.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Malayalam news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp